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iconnumber posted 10-29-1999 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a teaspoon marked with: lion facing right, "S", lion facing left. Any ideas about the manufacturer?

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iconnumber posted 10-29-1999 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those particular marks have been conclusively linked to George Sharp of Philadelphia. He worked roughly 1850-1874, and had a fairly considerable manufacturing operation. Sharp developed a number of interesting flatware patterns, including some that rivalled the output of larger concerns like John R. Wendt and Gorham. Quite a bit has been published about Sharp's marks in Silver magazine over the years; check out the index of articles on their web site at There are others who specialize in Victorian flatware who could tell you much more than I know about Sharp, so I will step aside here.

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iconnumber posted 10-30-1999 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. That fits nicely. I'm from Delaware and right next door to Philadelphia.

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